When you decide to use a hair system or a wig, there are different options for adhering them to our head, ranging from permanent hair implants, to weekly (or biweekly) ones, to wigs or daily hair implants.
But let’s analyze all these options thoroughly and see the pros and cons.
What is the permanent hair system or wig
These are hair replacement systems that remain attached to our head for more than a month; it ranges from a minimum of one month to a maximum of 3 months.
These hair systems have nothing different from weekly or daily, what changes are the method of adhesion.
They are used on the entire base of strong-lasting tapes such as extra bonds and are reinforced with very long-lasting acrylic glues. Adhesion is very strong and lasts a very long time. Normally it is the hair prosthesis or wig centers that use these methods.
So that the customer can return to them every month or every 2-3 months to do the maintenance in the center itself. The customer is facilitated in his life and the center has a periodic source of income, which adds to the cost of the hair system.
Another method of anchoring are the keratin threads. The hairdresser fixes the prosthesis to the client’s hair with invisible threads, which allow a fixed adhesion for a very long time (that’s why we insert them in permanent prostheses) and every 40-50 days, the customer will have to go back to the hairdresser to change the strands (as the native hair grows they lose the fixing of the system) with new ones… the whole operation takes an hour and costs from 50 to 200 euros depending on the hairdresser.
Weekly Hair prosthesis and weekly wigs (even biweekly)
As we said above, these are normal hair prostheses, but the anchoring method changes compared to the permanent ones. Less strong tapes and adhesives are used, and they remain adhered to the skin from a week to a maximum of 15 days.
The tapes used are those of the Walker or other companies, from Ultra Hold to Super Tapes, like glues instead of normal water or acrylic glues (hypoallergenic) Every week the customer alone will remove the system and clean it (without having to go to the hairdresser or wig center) and put it back on. It is the fastening option currently most widespread among people with modern and innovative hair prostheses
Daily Hair patch and daily wig
These non-surgical thickening systems are lifted every night. The client who opts for these systems wants to take them off in the evening and sleep without hair implants. The anchoring methods are basically 2.
- Clips all around the system that open every evening to allow the wearer to remove the system.
- Delicate tapes that allow the wearer to remove the system in the evening and reactivate them in the morning with a hairdryer.
But which prosthesis is better the permanent, the weekly or the daily one?
As in all things in life it depends on our needs and what we seek.
PROS AND CONS Permanent hair replacement system – permanent wig
If we want hair, completely forgetting that we have a prosthesis, and we don’t care to pay for the maintenance every month, perhaps the permanent system option is the best.
The disadvantages but unfortunately there are. Normally it is a prosthesis in the front less invisible, the possibility of fungi (keeping a prosthesis on the head for a very long time sometimes – rarely certain – it can cause fungi or dermatitis) prices usually even 10-20 times higher than those of a weekly or daily prosthesis.
Given that you buy in a center and the center must earn with the sale and the work done (as it should be. In the internet age there is often this exasperated search for the lowest price at all costs, but yes he must also take into account that the services are paid for, since the people who offer them have to live with that job and do not do it out of a good heart).
PROS AND CONS Weekly hair Prosthesis-wig Weekly
If we want the most invisible hair prosthesis possible and spend as little as possible, as well as not depend on anything or anyone, it is certainly the best anti-hair loss option, the cons? Of course there are. For many people the maintenance done at home by themselves every week or even every two weeks is an annoying, if not very annoying, flutter. If you are someone who wants everything easy it’s not the option for you.
PROS AND CONS Daily hair toupee and wig
Removing the system every night will greatly extend its duration, in fact the first cause of wear of a hair prosthesis is sleeping with it and rubbing the hair against the pillow. Using this method is also excellent for those who, UNFORTUNATELY, are doing oncological treatments, in fact in these cases it is often preferred not to have fixed but mobile prostheses, the cons? Having a loose system on your head, having to put it back on every day. In short, having your hair back but not 100%… More like an aesthetic and mobile complement than a fixed piece of hair, which allows you to lead a totally normal and sporty life.
And what do you think? Which thickening is best for your specific needs?
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